2013 Donelan Two Brothers Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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Vinous, February 2016

The 2013 Pinot Noir Two Brothers is pretty, floral and lifted, all qualities that make it quite appealing for near and medium-term drinking. Crushed flowers, sweet red berries and cinnamon are all given an extra kick of...
WA 90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2016

I tasted two Pinot Noirs from the 2013 vintage. The 2013 Pinot Noir Two Brothers sees about 25% new oak, where it rests for 18 months prior to being bottled without filtration. About 30% whole clusters are used. This is a...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Vintage 2013
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.2%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2013 Donelan Two Brothers Pinot Noir, a true gem hailing from the prestigious Sonoma appellation in California's renowned North Coast region. This artisanal red wine showcases the exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail that Donelan is renowned for.

Immerse yourself in the deep, captivating red hue that dances gracefully in the glass, hinting at the beauty that awaits. With a cork closure, this wine has been carefully preserved to ensure a flawless tasting experience.

Upon the first sip, your palate is greeted with a symphony of flavors that harmoniously blend together. This Pinot Noir is dominated by luscious red fruits, including pomegranate, sweet and sour cherries, and a touch of cranberry. These vibrant fruit notes are delicately complemented by a medley of baking spices, infusing the wine with an alluring warmth and complexity.

The 2013 Pinot Noir Two Brothers has been aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, with approximately 25% of the barrels being new. This aging process imparts a subtle yet noticeable layer of oak, adding depth and structure to the wine. The judicious use of 30% whole clusters further enhances the aromatic profile, infusing the wine with a captivating floral quality that elevates the drinking experience.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this vintage a commendable score of 90 points, praising its elegance and likening it to the esteemed Pinot Noirs of the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy. Vinous, another respected publication, also bestowed a score of 91 points, noting the wine's floral and lifted qualities, making it highly appealing for immediate and medium-term enjoyment.

With an alcohol content of 14.2%, the 2013 Donelan Two Brothers Pinot Noir strikes the perfect balance between richness and finesse. This captivating wine is best enjoyed within the next 4-5 years, allowing its flavors to fully develop and evolve. Pair it with roasted duck breast or grilled salmon for an unforgettable dining experience.

Indulge in the splendor of this exceptional Pinot Noir, a testament to Donelan's unwavering commitment to producing wines of unparalleled quality. Relish in every sip as you embark on a sensory journey through the picturesque vineyards of Sonoma.